|Designer||Meteor CAE, Galileo Avionica|
The Mirach 150 is a reconnaissance UAV developed in Italy in the 1990s. A turbojet-powered machine, it is apparently a derivative of the Mirach 100 series of targets, being of the same general size and also powered by a Microturbo TRS-18-1 turbojet.
Meteor is now promoting a new derivative of the Meteor 150, named the Nibbio, for tactical reconnaissance and other missions. It has an operational radius of 380 kilometers (240 mi) and can carry a 60 kilogram (122 pound) payload, including EO-IR imagers, SIGINT payloads, or ECM payloads. It can be ground or air-launched, and is recovered by parachute.
Specifications (Mirach 150)
- Crew: None
- Length: 4.70 m (15 ft 5 in)
- Wingspan: 2.10 m (6 ft 11 in)
- Gross weight: 345 kg (760 lb)
- Powerplant: 1 × Microturbo TRS-18-1, 1.5 kN (330 lbf) thrust
- Maximum speed: 855 km/h (530 mph)
- Endurance: 1 hours
- Service ceiling: 9,200 m (30,000 ft)
This article contains material that originally came from the web article Unmanned Aerial Vehicles by Greg Goebel, which exists in the Public Domain.